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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Daniel 5:23

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Choosing a Lifestyle

You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone…. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.

In a sobering story Daniel is summoned by King Belshazzar to read the words that God had written on his wall. Daniel tells him in 5:23 and following, “You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone…. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways (NIV).” Then Daniel reads the handwriting on the wall, “You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting (v27).” Can you imagine allowing your life to become so focused on the wrong things that you might someday hear, “You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting”? Our lives don’t veer off course all at once; it happens slowly over time. Let me ask you, what direction is your life headed? Think about it.